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Today in History: Obama Publishes Dreams from My Father 

Did you know that Barack Obama, son of a black African father, and white American mother -- and 44th president of the United States -- originally published Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance on July 18, 1995? A memoir that became a number one bestseller when it was reissued in 2004, …

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Summer of Firsts 

Home to work, this is a summer of firsts; lovely lemonade stand to foldable four-point crab trap, experiment we go: there's dog walking (for a puggle named Jennifer); horseback riding with Magic, Dock, and Bequita; an oyster harvest at Peconic Bay; walk across the Brooklyn Bridge on surely the hottest day; and tour of Four …

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Musings of a Scholar 

Brooding late on a protracted thesis, tired, but inspired by a great find. Strolling out of Butler with millions of books, out to brave the crisp Gotham night with a subdued mind. The aroma of freshly made lamb gyro beckons yonder, pleasures of burning Starbucks hot chocolate my palates ponder. Cheers to the schools of …

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Whitewashing War Historical Myth, Corporate, and Possibilities for Democratic Education 

Title: Whitewashing War ┬áHistorical Myth, Corporate Textbooks, and Possibilities for Democratic Education Author: Christopher R. Leahey ; foreword by E. Wayne Ross Publisher: New York : Teachers College, Columbia University, c2010 Check It Out: DS557.74 .L43 2010 From the Publisher: Whitewashing War explores perhaps the most critical issue social studies educators presently face: How do …

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More Than Just Race 

Title: More than just race: being black and poor in the inner city Author: William Julius Wilson Publisher: New York: Norton & Company, c2009 Check It Out: HN90.S6 W55 2009 From Publishers Weekly: Harvard sociologist Wilson (The Declining Significance of Race) makes a bold effort to reframe current debates on the relationship between race and …

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